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American Gangster

"There are two sides to the American dream."

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

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Released: Oct 19th, 2007
Budget: $50,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A

American Gangster Main Cast

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Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
plays Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
plays Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
plays Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
plays Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal
Lymari Nadal
plays Eva
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): In the scene where Richie and Javier serve Campizi the subpoena, you can see fire alarm horn/strobes that were not available until the mid 1990's. Other instances of buildings with modern fire alarm system devices are viewable in the movie.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (Huey Lucas) and John Ortiz (Javier Rivera) both went on to play the title role in stage productions of Othello; Ejiofor in 2007 in London and Ortiz in 2009 in New York City.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): A number of cars in the 1968 scenes at the very beginning are actually 70's cars; one clear example is the 1973 boattail Buick Riviera.
  • While filming on-location in the Chiang Mai province of Thailand, Ridley Scott hired many extras from the local villages, some of whom were actual participants in the drug-running operation of Frank Lucas (III) during the Vietnam War.
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